senate Bill S6151

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the punishment for the abandonment of animals, becomes a class E felony

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee


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Jan 06, 2012 referred to agriculture

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9594
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1484
2015-2016: S410
2017-2018: S1137

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the punishment for the abandonment of animals to a class E felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine.

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6151

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increas-
  ing the punishment for the abandonment of animals

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 355 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  S 355. Abandonment of animals. A person being the owner or  possessor,
or  having  charge or custody of an animal, who abandons such animal, or
leaves it to die in a street, road or public place, or who  allows  such
animal, if it [become] BECOMES disabled, to lie in a public street, road
or  public  place  more than three hours after he OR SHE receives notice
that it is left disabled, is guilty of a [misdemeanor] CLASS  E  FELONY,
punishable  by  imprisonment for not more than [one year] FOUR YEARS, or
by a fine of not more than [one] FIVE thousand dollars, or by both.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13957-01-2

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